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Lucian B. Smith, 77, Columbia, KY (1941-2019)

L.B. was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and a former heavy machinery operator for many different construction companies.

Lucian B. "L.B." Smith, of Columbia, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was 77 years old.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11amCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Daniel Murphy delivering the eulogy. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation is requested from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday.

He was born September 15, 1941 in Adair County to the late John Henry & Annie Helen White Smith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred & Jim Smith, and two sisters, Gladys Triplett & Norma Jean Ramsey.

L.B. was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and a former heavy machinery operator for many different construction companies.

Survivors Include:
  • Two Sons - Joseph Scotland Smith & O'Shaughnessy Demetrius Frazier both of Columbia
  • One Daughter - Marveeia Karmaye' Smith-Sanders & her husband Vincent of Memphis
  • One Brother - Ben Smith & his wife Brenda of Columbia
  • Four Grandchildren - Ambrielle Sanders, Toni Hickman, Blane Frazier & Aspen Sanders
  • One Great-Grandchild - Kendon Handley
  • Special Friend - Ochia Anders of Burkesville
  • A host of nieces, nephews & friends also survive
Casket Bearers - Yves White, Troy White, Keenan Bridgewater, Doug Crawley, Ronnie Graves & Shawn White

Honorary Casket Bearers - Brian Keith White, Danny Taylor, Nathan Lasley, Craig Lasley, Mike Smith & James Smith

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Lucian B. Smith, 77, Columbia, KY (1941-2019)

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